Tuesday, September 17, 2019

LEICA STORE MIAMI: 4-Time Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer William Snyder, Thursday September 19th, 7PM

TALK & BOOK SIGNING
4-Time Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer William Snyder


Thursday, September 19th, 2019   |   7:00 - 8:30 PM   |   Learn More & RSVP

Come see William Snyder’s pictures and hear his stories during this special presentation. He will discuss his experience with The Who and talk about his Pulitzer Prize winning career in photojournalism. William will be signing copies of his new book, Join Together (With The Band), after the talk. This is a museum quality, collectable hardcover coffee table book that captures The Who's explosive stage shows as well as quiet moments off-stage in many never-before-seen photographs spanning 1980 through 2017.
 
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Book Signing:

William will be signing copies of his new book, Join Together (With The Band), after the talk. This is a museum quality, collectable hardcover coffee table book that captures The Who's explosive stage shows as well as quiet moments off-stage in many never-before-seen photographs spanning 1980 through 2017. The exclusive photographs in this book were taken by William Snyder who has been the band's official photographer of more than seventeen years. The foreword is by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. The book is bolstered by the full blessing and support of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
- Join Together is an over-sized book measuring 12 x 12 x 1.0 inches with approximately 180 pages.
50 Percent of the book profits go to The Who’s charity, Teen Cancer America.
*You can buy the book at the presentation or you can also purchase it at his websitewww.jointogetherwiththebook.com
William Snyder, a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, has traveled many miles and covered a myriad of assignments. He began shooting photographs for The Gleaner in his hometown of Henderson, KY at the age of 14 and rode his bicycle to assignments or hitched a ride with his mother.

Snyder graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with highest honors and a BS in photography. He recently returned to RIT to teach and is the Chair of the Photojournalism program. Shortly after graduation, William began working for The Miami News in 1981 where he covered many of the city’s major news stories – riots, Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl, Haitian boat people, and space shuttle launches.

In 1983 Snyder moved to The Dallas Morning News. In the 15 years he was a photographer at The News, he covered the first democratic elections in Haiti and Romania, the explosion of the Shuttle Challenger, the ’91 coup attempt in the Soviet Union, the re-unification of Germany, healthcare in the US federal prison system, hunger in Dallas, MLK streets across the US, AIDS orphans in Romania, AIDS in Uganda and Thailand, illegal immigration in Russia and the Czech Republic, cotton farmers in Nicaragua, seal hunting in Newfoundland, Summer Olympics in Barcelona and Atlanta, Winter Olympics in Calgary, Albertville and Nagano, two NCAA Final Fours, two Super Bowls, two Republican Conventions and the re-emergence of religion across Russia while traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
Four-time Pulitzer Prize recipient:
  • In 1989 Snyder and two colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for their special section detailing how the National Transportation Safety Board conducts an investigation.
  • In 1991 Snyder was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for photographs depicting the inhumane treatment of orphans in Romania’s “home for the irrecoverables.”
  • In 1993 Snyder and a fellow photographer were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for their work at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics.
  • In 2006, as Director of Photography, Snyder guided The Dallas Morning News' staff to the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

To RSVP, email info@leicastoremiami.com.
As always, our events are kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Stop by, bring a friend, and try out Brooklyn's latest brews.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

THE SUNDAY STILL: Nailed It

Photojournalist Patrick Farrell has joined the blog with his weekly feature, The Sunday Still. Farrell selects one image each week that showcases the best photojournalism by photojournalists from around the world. The feature runs weekly in The Sunday Long Read. The goal of the newsletter, edited by Don Van Natta Jr. and Jacob Feldman, is to put the week’s best journalism in your hands every Sunday morning.
The Sunday Still
from Patrick Farrell


Nailed It

In a shot felt ’round the world, AFP photographer Martin Bernetti captured a Chilean demonstrator on Sept. 8 as he perfectly lands his displeasure during a peaceful-turned-violent march in Santiago honoring victims of General Pinochet’s dictatorship. The 46-year-old military coup that brought Pinochet to power is still a political flashpoint.

Patrick Farrell, the curator of The Sunday Still, is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Breaking News Photography for The Miami Herald, where he worked from 1987 to 2019. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Media Management at the University of Miami School of Communication.

THE SUNDAY STILL: A plea heard ’round the world

Photojournalist Patrick Farrell has joined the blog with his weekly feature, The Sunday Still. Farrell selects one image each week that showcases the best photojournalism by photojournalists from around the world. The feature runs weekly in The Sunday Long Read. The goal of the newsletter, edited by Don Van Natta Jr. and Jacob Feldman, is to put the week’s best journalism in your hands every Sunday morning.
The Sunday Still
from Patrick Farrell


A plea heard ’round the world

Like a visual SOS, veteran Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz’s photograph of Aliana Alexis raising her arms from the concrete remains of her Bahamian home on Sept. 5 became the iconic image of Hurricane Dorian, helping mobilize international response. Some coverage this past week did an excellent job of showing the expanse of devastation in “The Mudd” shantytown on Great Abaco Island, but it took a still image of Alexis in a house dress and blue Crocs, surrounded by smashed plywood and soggy mattresses, to send a clear message. Shared on social media and newspaper sites around the world, the power of the photograph stirred a global reaction. “Hold on tight mama,” one reader wrote on the Miami Herald Instagram feed. “Help is coming.”

Patrick Farrell, the curator of The Sunday Still, is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Breaking News Photography for The Miami Herald, where he worked from 1987 to 2019. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Media Management at the University of Miami School of Communication.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Rolling Stones Miami: Mick Jagger says he was ‘stuck’ in front of TV watching Hurricane Dorian

"Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away"
VoilĂ , Mick Jagger wails 
and the storm fades away... from Miami at least.

Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones perform at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Friday, August 30, 2019 Photos By Al Diaz adiaz@miamiherald.com

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FOR A FULL PHOTO GALLERY VISIT THE MIAMI HERALD

 
We likely won’t see them again for a while, if ever again, but wowza, what a sendoff.
The Rolling Stones took over Hard Rock Stadium Friday night, a rescheduled stop due to Hurricane Dorian.
This was the second time the show, the final night of the North American leg of the No Filter Tour, was rescheduled, due to lead singer Mick Jagger’s health issues last spring.
About those.
At 76, the rocker looked as healthy as a horse, opening the show fittingly with “Jumping Jack Flash,” jumping all about the stage like a guy half his age. Actually, most guys half his age would be lucky to have his energy.
Looking uncannily fit, the music legend, who underwent heart valve surgery in April, spoke to the enthusiastic crowd.
“We finally put it together,” he said, to cheers, then apologized if the band “screwed up your weekend plans and whatever. Thank you for your understanding.”
Jagger then thanked the crew that scrambled together to set up...
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